Stoke & Staffordshire

Woman hit by stone at Alton Towers

A 46-year-old woman is in hospital after being knocked unconscious when a stone hit her on the head at Alton Towers.

Staffordshire Police said they were unsure if it was deliberate or "an act of mischief with an unintended result".

The woman, a coach driver, was walking in a coach park when the stone was thrown on Thursday afternoon.

She was in a stable condition in the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. on Friday.

Staffordshire Police said hundreds of people were walking through the area at the time and appealed to anyone with information to contact the force.

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